Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Where are the green apocalypse novels?

Reading Doomsday Men with its analysis of the predictive power of science fiction in regards to the possibility of nuclear doom, I got to thinking about the relative lack of environmental apocalyptic fiction. Kim Stanley Robinson's trilogy starting with Forty Signs of Rain has been successful. Frank Schatzing had great success in Europe with the Swarm in which a Gaia like force decides to rid Earth of the polluting humanity. Aside from that, science fiction doesn't appear to have caught up with the latest fear.


Dan said...

Not sure if it goes over to pure apocalypse, but A Friend of The Earth takes place in 2025 when the world is quite impacted by global warming. It is more humorous and satirical than doomsday, but still a good read, if you haven't tried it yet.

Tripp said...

Hey I totally missed that one and I like Boyle. I will give it a look, thanks.